Leaderboard

PositionAvatarUsernamePointsRankAchievementsQuests
1Sean Tierney5900Nomad Level IIKnow it all IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconNavigator IconLight it up IconCelebrity IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconBaller IconNone
2jeff abercrombie5470Nomad Level IIYou’ve got heart! IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconLight it up IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
3Don Henderson2400Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconGold Star IconEdison IconNone
4Richard Duplain2330Nomad in trainingNavigator IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
5Dong Trinh2250Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
6Debbie Jae2200Nomad in trainingNavigator IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
7Suzanne Price1520Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
8Whitney Bateson1520Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconNavigator Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
9Joey Karam1440Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
10Paul First1420Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
11Cindy Clough1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
12Alyssa Gantt1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
13Katie Ball1240Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
14Ruben Rosado1090Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
15Paula Suda830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
16Michael Frye830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
17Michael Frye580Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
18Jose Godoy350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
19Chris Schwartze350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
20Nick Fico300Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconNone
21Luis Pimentel130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
22Michael Frye110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
23Michael Thelin110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
24Taylor Enfinger110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
25Mark Stratis90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
26Gareth Everson70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
27toto tartou70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
28Amy Marchesi70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
29Erica Lurie70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
30Bryan Howard70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
31Nina Marques70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
32Carl Burnham70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
33Cher Chang70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
34Nikki Price70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
35Vishal Agarwala70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
36Bryan Kirch50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
37Nathalie Cass50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
38Chase Baldocchi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
39Sebastian Leder50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
40Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
41Isabella Weidlich50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
42Alexander Harling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
43Dominick Cabal50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
44Bill Nugget50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
45Gavin Elster50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
46Lyle Elkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
47Chris Womack50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
48Daniel Kern50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
49Aurelie PONS50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
50Andrew Euston50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
51kevin tither50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
52Kate Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
53Matt Bowles50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
54Shannon Rentner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
55Stefanie Bauer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
56Leah Whetstone50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
57Zeke Daniels-Shpall50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
58Janet Rouss50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
59Kevin Pham50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
60You Tube50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
61Sharon Elschot50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
62Natalie Gibson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
63Anthony Payet50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
64Carly Clem50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
65A Rehlinger50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
66Carly Clements50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
67Sean Tierney50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
68Donna Jones50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
69ben hart50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
70Susanna Townsend50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
71Poppy Skepper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
72Rhami Aboud50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
73Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
74Karin Chazan50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
75Tess Pili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
76Kevin Glessner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
77Carlos Restrepo50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
78Nicole Cruz50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
79Andree Valdry50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
80Andrei Beno50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
81Janice Escobar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
82A M50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
83Lara Penner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
84Rod Cook50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
85Mr Ed50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
86Kevin Marlatt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
87Cait Sarazin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
88Alex Miller50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
89Genna Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
90Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
91Kimberly Kirk50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
92Hunter Pine50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
93Lorraine Cooper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
94Isa Almy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
95Chris Peloquin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
96Wan Phi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
97Shoncy Wible50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
98Kate Shar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
99VEDANT AGARWAL50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
100Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
101Kevin Martin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
102King EFE50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
103Eddie Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
104Tim Costa50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
105Alex Melton50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
106Nomad Cruise50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
107Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
108Natalie Beer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
109Jessica Barthel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
110Michael Midkiff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
111Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
112Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
113Brian Hennesy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
114Walker Flynn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
115Emily Moyer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
116Paige Soucie50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
117Brandon Clift50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
118Daylon Soh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
119Alex Atanasova50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
120Susan Churchill50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
121Bryan Fischer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
122Benjamin Verhasselt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
123Corinne Brady50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
124emily zendel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
125Nathan Johnson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone


Legend for badges:

The NomadPrep course encourages four fundamental behaviors in its students:

  1. Learn: put in the time to go through each lesson, do the research, ace the quizzes and absorb the information taught.
  2. Prepare: do the work to prepare (namely, complete each homework assignment IRL).
  3. Contribute: participate in the forums. Ask questions and help answer questions of others where you can contribute.
  4. Commit: take definitive baby-steps each day towards putting progressively more skin in the game and ultimately making the leap to go.

The course employs gamification towards promoting these behaviors via rewarding consistency of attendance, quiz scoring, completion of key steps, participation in the forums and other activities. Below are your current achievements, your current rank, a list of all possible attainable achievements and how you can win each (hover over each to see explanation). Your current standings relative to other students taking the course are at the top of the page.

My Achievements

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Badge Icon Badge Name Encourages How to earn Points Why it matters IRL
Heavy Lifter Preparation Complete Banking / Insurance checklist items 100  Knocking out the banking and insurance steps means you’ve gotten some weighty todo’s out of the way.
  Baller Contribution Ask five questions in forums 100 Every time you ask a question you not only get the answer for yourself but leave it preserved for others who follow.
  Edison Award Learning Complete 4 lessons 50 Inertia is everything. If you can make it through the first four days you can likely complete the entire course.
  Celebrity Contribution Reply to 5 forum posts 100 If you know the answer to something you’ve already learned, be a good nomadic citizen and help whomever has your question now.
  Gold Star Learning Get a perfect quiz 100 A perfect quiz means you’ve retained all the material and you’re engaged in the learning process.
  Engaged Contribution Submit blog to RemoteYearBlogs.com 300  Syndicating your own blog posts and reading others via RYBlogs lets you connect more deeply than just following people on Instagram.
  Academic Eggcellence Learning Perfect attendance. 14-day streak of flawless attendance. 200  This means you are diligent with your prep efforts and committed to learning everything you can about being effective before you go.
  Goin’ Platinum Preparation Complete safety / gear / apps checklist items 200  You’ve completed the safety lesson, obtained all the mobile apps and purchased the gear from the gear lesson.
  Big Heart Learning Complete course 700  Completing the course is a major achievement and means you’ve done everything possible to educate yourself.
  Light it up Preparation Complete all Infosec items 250 Keeping a good security posture, having strategies for protecting your data and having redundancy means you’re well ahead of the game in resiliency to the inevitable surprises on the road.
  Navigator Preparation Complete all travel docs and immunization items 100 It’s critical to have all your travel docs and immunizations in order to be able to go.
  You’re on the map Commitment Show up 😉 50 Just starting the course means you’ve taken a definitive step to get better prepared.
  3-day Streak Commitment Log in three days in a row 300  Coming back three days in a row means you have good momentum, and developing that is key to start a long journey.
  Throwin’ Down Commitment Pay program deposit 1000  This means you’ve put major skin in the game and are fully committed to the adventure.
  Space Cowboy Preparation Complete Employment / Living Situation / Vehicle / Phone items 500  Encumbrances can derail the best-laid plans. This means you’ve cleared a bunch of the potential obstacles that would keep you from going.
  Know it all Contribution Reply to 20 questions in forums 300  Answering twenty questions for others is no joke. You are a true contributor and samaritan.
  Enlightened Contribution Ask 20 questions in forums 200  Asking twenty questions means you’ve really put in the time to research and develop good questions not already addressed in the forums. Way to expand your own knowledge while creating a resource for others.
  World Traveler Commitment Book your outbound flight 600  There’s no turning back now… 😉 Booking your flight is the final step in commitment. Bon voyage.